UEFA news update

PFC CSKA Moskva defenders Aleksei Berezutski and Sergei Ignashevich were provisionally suspended after both players' A samples revealed the presence of a prohibited substance following a random doping test after CSKA's UEFA Champions League match at Manchester United FC on 3 November. In other news from UEFA, Germany have been presented with the Maurice Burlaz Trophy marking their achievements as the nation with the best results in UEFA youth competition over the last two years.

Features

  • Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Berlin is preparing to receive the trophies of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League. German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach tells UEFA.org of the impact that the events will have on football across the country.
  • UEFA Executive Master programme to aid international players

    UEFA Executive Master programme to aid international players

    Zbigniew Boniek, Borislav Mihaylov and Davor Šuker have all been masterful international players who have put their experience to good use by becoming decision-makers in the administration of European football. They tell us how more leading footballers can become decision-makers after the launch of UEFA's Executive Master for International Players.
  • Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    In his address to delegates and guests at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna on Tuesday, Michel Platini said that UEFA, its 54 member associations and other stakeholders within the football family had shown that "it is indeed possible to combine romanticism and realism, ideals and action". Hear more from Mr Platini in the video.
  • UEFA President on re-election

    UEFA President on re-election

    Hear Michel Platini’s speech after being re-elected for a third four year-term at the helm of European football in Vienna.
  • Ask the President

    Ask the President

    UEFA President Michel Platini answers fans' questions about all things football – and some famous football faces pop up with questions of their own.
  • Boquete inspiring female future in Croatia

    Boquete inspiring female future in Croatia

    In her first assignment as a UEFA women’s football development ambassador, Verónica Boquete was in Croatia to inspire girls competing an an Under-16 international development tournament. UEFA.org was there.
  • Hitzlsperger on homosexuality in football

    Hitzlsperger on homosexuality in football

    Former German international Thomas Hitzlsperger talks about coming out as gay and the acceptance of homosexual players in football on the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia.
    15/05/20152:22
  • Seedorf on diversity

    Seedorf on diversity

    Ahead of International Day against Homophobia, UEFA Global Ambassador for Diversity and Change Clarence Seedorf calls on the football world to embrace diversity.
    15/05/20150:30
  • Boquete talks final inspiration

    Boquete talks final inspiration

    As she prepares to participate in the UEFA Women’s Champions League final in Berlin, UEFA women’s football development ambassador Verónica Boquete tells players of the future that glory is possible through football with some hard work.
    14/05/20151:07
  • Northern Ireland welcomes Captains of Change

    Northern Ireland welcomes Captains of Change

    "It's great to see the impact that it's having," said Lee Tavinder after overseeing the latest training session in UEFA's Captains of Change integration programme.
    05/05/20154:10
  • Bulgaria preparing to inspire football’s future

    Bulgaria preparing to inspire football’s future

    As they prepare for the UEFA European Under-17 Championship, Bulgarian Football Union president Borislav Mihaylov explains how the final tournament can be a springboard to develop the love of the sport among aspiring footballers in the country.
    04/05/20151:28
  • Meet the mentors of the UEFA Women in Football Leadership programme

    Meet the mentors of the UEFA Women in Football Leadership programme

    Joyce Cook, Jane Purdon and Sarah O’Shea are all mentors of participants of UEFA’s Women in Football Leadership programme, meeting for the third time at UEFA headquarters in Nyon. They tell us about the importance of the programme, the message it sends to the wider sports community and what participants gain from attending the course.
    01/05/20153:00
  • Women in Football Leadership Programme making a difference

    Women in Football Leadership Programme making a difference

    Success stories are already blossoming from UEFA’s Women in Football Leadership Programme. Konul Mehtiyeva tells UEFA.org how her participation in the course has assisted great development of football projects in Azerbaijan.
    27/04/20152:04
  • Boniek on Poland’s ‘football party’

    Boniek on Poland’s ‘football party’

    As Warsaw prepares to receive the UEFA Europa League trophy, Polish Football Federation (PZPN) president Zbigniew Boniek tells UEFA.org about the high levels of excitement in the city ahead of the final on 27 May.
    24/04/20152:06
  • Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Niersbach on Berlin’s festival of football

    Berlin is preparing to receive the trophies of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Women’s Champions League. German Football Association president Wolfgang Niersbach tells UEFA.org of the impact that the events will have on football across the country.
    23/04/20153:07
  • Nyon in the UEFA Youth League spotlight

    Nyon in the UEFA Youth League spotlight

    The mayor of Nyon, Daniel Rossellat, talks about hosting the UEFA Youth League final phase.
    16/04/20152:33
  • Kerimov on UEFA development in Azerbaijan

    Kerimov on UEFA development in Azerbaijan

    Former Azerbaijan international Aslan Kerimov told UEFA.org about the importance of infrastructure for football in his country, including the cooperation with UEFA through its HatTrick and coach education programmes.
    15/04/20151:34
  • UEFA Executive Master programme to aid international players

    UEFA Executive Master programme to aid international players

    Zbigniew Boniek, Borislav Mihaylov and Davor Šuker have all been masterful international players who have put their experience to good use by becoming decision-makers in the administration of European football. They tell us how more leading footballers can become decision-makers after the launch of UEFA's Executive Master for International Players.
    10/04/20152:50
  • Benefits for Rebrov of coaching studies

    Benefits for Rebrov of coaching studies

    FC Dynamo Kyiv are enjoying a superb season, leading the national championship and qualifying for the quarter-finals of the UEFA Europa League. Coach Serhiy Rebrov is a former attendee of UEFA’s exchange course for Pro licence students in Nyon and attributes some of his success to the role of education.
    02/04/20152:27
  • UEFA President on re-election

    UEFA President on re-election

    Hear Michel Platini’s speech after being re-elected for a third four year-term at the helm of European football in Vienna.
    24/03/20152:19
  • Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    Michel Platini on ‘fantastic journey’ for European football

    In his address to delegates and guests at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna on Tuesday, Michel Platini said that UEFA, its 54 member associations and other stakeholders within the football family had shown that "it is indeed possible to combine romanticism and realism, ideals and action". Hear more from Mr Platini in the video.
    24/03/20154:57
  • Committee review of the year

    Committee review of the year

    Members of the UEFA Executive Committee described the achievements of the last year at the XXXIX Ordinary UEFA Congress in Vienna.
    22/03/201518:37
  • MESGO developing tools for success

    MESGO developing tools for success

    The Executive Master in European Sport Governance (MESGO) gives representatives of sports organisations the tools to develop their football management skills. UEFA.org takes a look at the third edition of the educational programme.
    16/03/20152:34
  • Ask the President

    Ask the President

    UEFA President Michel Platini answers fans' questions about all things football – and some famous football faces pop up with questions of their own.
    13/03/201513:09
  • Coming soon: Michel Platini answers your questions.

    Coming soon: Michel Platini answers your questions.

    On Monday 16.03, UEFA President Michel Platini answers fans’ questions about all things football – and some famous football faces pop up with questions of their own.
    13/03/20150:37
  • ICRC praise 15-year UEFA partnership

    ICRC praise 15-year UEFA partnership

    After receiving a donation of €100,000 from UEFA via Real Madrid CF duo Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo, Yves Daccord, Director General of the International Committee of the Red Cross, explained the importance of the partnership with UEFA.
    11/03/20153:47
  • Boquete inspiring female future in Croatia

    Boquete inspiring female future in Croatia

    In her first assignment as a UEFA women’s football development ambassador, Verónica Boquete was in Croatia to inspire girls competing an an Under-16 international development tournament. UEFA.org was there.
    10/03/20153:21
  • Highlights: Michel Platini's glittering playing career

    Highlights: Michel Platini's glittering playing career

    Michel Platini has answered video questions sent by football fans from around the world today. Watch him in action as a player.
    09/03/20151:18
  • ICRC-UEFA link benefits athletes in Afghanistan

    ICRC-UEFA link benefits athletes in Afghanistan

    The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) will receive a donation of €100,000 from UEFA on Tuesday, handed over by Real Madrid CF duo Toni Kroos and Cristiano Ronaldo as members of UEFA.com users’ Team of the Year 2014. In the video, the benefits of the cooperation can be seen through the physical rehabilitation through football of landmine victims and other persons with disabilities in Afghanistan.
    09/03/20153:31
  • Kroos: 'Football can do positive things'

    Kroos: 'Football can do positive things'

    Real Madrid CF and Germany star Toni Kroos will join club team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in handing a cheque on behalf of UEFA to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). He told UEFA.org that as role models, footballers have a duty to make a positive impact on society.
    06/03/20151:30
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina reflecting on development

    Bosnia and Herzegovina reflecting on development

    UEFA.org looks back at the impact of staging an international development tournament in Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2014, allowing players to learn both on and off the field.
    06/03/20152:51
  • Referees discuss winter course benefits

    Referees discuss winter course benefits

    There are many different angles to cover on the annual UEFA referees’ winter course. UEFA.org shows you the work that goes into maintaining and developing a high standard of refereeing across Europe and hears from Greek referee Efthalia Mitsi, German official Felix Brych and England’s Michael Oliver.
    04/02/20153:44
  • Referees show fitness on winter course

    Referees show fitness on winter course

    As part of the referees winter course in Athens, officials have been proving their fitness. UEFA.org followed their progress.
    04/02/20151:16
  • Star ambassadors on passion for women's football

    Star ambassadors on passion for women's football

    Laura Georges, Lotta Schelin, Camille Abilly and Verónica Boquete all spoke of their passion for the cause as they were presented as ambassadors for women's football development.
    02/02/20153:26
  • Women’s development ambassadors unveiled

    Women’s development ambassadors unveiled

    UEFA.org takes a look at the five ambassadors for women’s football development, aiming to inspire players across Europe in their new roles.
    02/02/20151:17
  • Boquete striving to make a difference

    Boquete striving to make a difference

    After being unveiled as one of UEFA's ambassadors for women's football development, Spain international Verónica Boquete told UEFA.org of her excitement at being able to make a difference to the future of the women's game.
    02/02/20150:47
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